Charles Edwin Carpenter, 66, of Hamburg, died Friday, August 23, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Carpenter was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1971 and attended Southern Arkansas University. Mr. Carpenter worked as an Assistant Manager for Jade Grocery Store for 17 years. He then worked construction for Danny Amos, built houses for John Hodge, poured concrete for John Wooten and retired from construction work five years ago with Ricon. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, loved his church family and especially enjoyed greeting everyone at the front door. Mr. Carpenter was an avid sportsman, and tried out for professional baseball. He enjoyed sitting in the mall while his wife shopped, hunting, four wheeler riding and loved going fishing with his lifelong friend, Jimmy Pennington. Mr. Charles told his wife and daughter that he was ready to get in the boat with Jesus.
He is preceded in death by his father, Willie Wood Carpenter in 2000; four brothers, James “Pete” Carpenter, Waymond Vance Carpenter, Jimmy Carpenter and Doyle Carpenter and his grandparents, Tom and Lena Bozeman.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna Losh Carpenter; his daughter, Stacey Carpenter Martin; his mother, Lena Maxie Bozeman Carpenter all of Hamburg; two brothers, Haskell Carpenter and wife, Rita, of Crossett and Willie Mac Carpenter of Hamburg; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Taxiera and husband, Phil, of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Dorothy Weathers and husband, John, of Huntingtown, Maryland; two brothers-in-law, David Losh and wife, Julie, of Leonardtown, Maryland and Douglas Losh of Lothian, Maryland and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Monday, August 26, 2019, at the Church of the Redeemer with Pastor Bob Whiteley and Bro. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Drew County. Pallbearers are Jimmy Pennington, Thomas Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Steven Carpenter, Tad Huntsman, and Jamie Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Bates, Rodney Reeves, Tim Lovett, Randy Lloyd, Gene Thompson, Jason Carpenter, Justin Carpenter and the Men of the Church of the Redeemer. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.